Like many photographers, I prefer to do the majority of my photo editing in Lightroom. I absolutely love the organizational features and the creative control that Lightroom provides. One of my favorite features is the ability to create and save presets, so that I can create a fine-tuned, unique style for a photo and then efficiently apply that style to other photos I’ve taken. This feature has proven to be a huge time saver for me while traveling.
People are often excited to take a bunch of photos while traveling, but people are often less enthusiastic about having to later sort through and edit the photos they’ve taken while traveling. Now, with the ‘Wanderlust Essentials’ presets for Lightroom, the editing process doesn’t have to be so daunting, and it can also help create a nice ‘travel blog’ style for your images that is popular on social media sites, like Instagram. Lets take a look at what these presets can do!
‘Koh Chang’ Lightroom Preset
Inspired by the Thai Island of Koh Chang, this preset is all about beach vibes. Koh Chang enhances the turquoise look for water shots and gives your image a film-inspired fade.
‘Bangkok Days’ Lightroom Preset
This preset offers a crisp, clean editing style, perfect for cities. Bangkok is a lively city filled with parks, skyscrapers, ornate temples and, of course, even kitties and ‘Bangkok Days’ is great for all of it! It’s also our current favorite for portraits.
‘Mossy Fern Forest’ Lightroom Preset
This preset has a more muted look for that perfect film inspired nature photo. Mossy Fern Forest also has a subtle grain to create more mood.
‘Kanchanaburi’ Lightroom Preset
This preset gives you higher contrast for more dramatic definitely. Kanchanaburi accentuates warmer tones giving you a summer feel and is sure to make your photos pop.
‘Kuang Si’ Lightroom Preset
This preset gives your outdoor photos a more tropical look. Definitely a cooler, more tranquil tone. This is perfect for moody outdoor scenes, therefore is best used on photos taken in softer light or on overcast days.
‘Old Town’ Lightroom Preset
Old Town was actually inspired by our recent trip to Angkor Wat. This preset has a warm, vintage vibe. We found this to be perfect for creating major mood or accentuating old town centers or archaeological sites.
We Have a Gift For You!
We’re so excited to open the ‘For the Love of Wanderlust Shop’! We just launched it December 1st kicking it off with these ‘Wanderlust Essential’ presets and a gift for you! Now through December 31st, 2018 we’re offering 30% off. No promo code needed, the discount is automatically applied at the checkout!
Ready to up your travel photo game? Just click here to get your own ‘Wanderlust Essentials’ Lightroom Presets!
Post authored by Matt Wunder. Matt is the other half of the For the Love of Wanderlust duo. His main contribution to the site is his amazing photography + editing skills, but from time to time he likes to share his own take on destinations as well. Matt loves hiking, playing all kinds of musical instruments and watching OU football.